zombie game of the day
Yesterday I dug out an old copy of the zombie shooting game House of the Dead. What fun! I'm not terribly fond of "rail games" -- in which the player is just taken along a preset path -- but HotD is pretty cool. Not only does one get to shoot tons of zombies, but there are actually numerous minor branches the path can take (for example, if you rescue a certain person from a marauding ghoul, you go one way; if you fail, you go another).
The game makes a cameo in the insane Hong Kong horror/comedy flick Bio-Zombie; it explins how the layabouts-turned-heroes know that the zombies can be killed by a shot in the head.
Speaking of movies, apparently someone's making a movie based on the game -- or at least sharing the title.
The opportunity to take a ten-minute zombie-shootin' break from all the job searching is a definite stress reliever.